When a bout of heavy depression sets in and makes a nice big nest .... what do you do to try to cheer yourself up, if anything. Get your mind of of things, so to speak. I've been having an issue with depression lately, mostly cause I'm in a major rut for the last ... well almost year after getting out of a pretty abusive relationship and I'm not quite sure what to do .... I'm just tired of thinking about everything and getting overly depressed about it .... I'd like to sleep again ... The worst part of it is, when I'm depressed I eat, so I've actually gained quite a bit of weight, and it's majorly knocking down my already fragile confidence.
Any tips? Words of advice? Anything to cheer me up?
I hope you're okay. I know how hard it feels, when you think that you'll never feel 'normal' again, but inevitably you do (I wish I could listen to my own advice!) When I'm feeling down, I make a list of things to do, to keep up my normal routine - and try as hard as I can to get them done (even though i might not enjoy these things as much as I normally would!) then at least at the end of the day, I can look back at the list and know that it hasn't gone completely to waste. Overall i find that forcing myself to do things,even if it's just tidying up, will at least distract me a little, and actually feels better than just sitting and thinking bad thoughts.... I hope that this helps! Chatting to friends is always useful, too... you may be surprised at how many other people experience the same sort of feelings! xx all the best xx
Thanks for the answer ... I find during the day when I'm doing things I'm fine, so you're right that does help. It sets in in the evening when everyone is asleep and I live in a really small apartment with my mom and my sister so if I do any tidying up or anything really it would wake them up. As for friends, I don't really have any of those .... Thank you for the reply though.